From playing a quintessential mainstream heroine in Kannada films such as Govindaya Namaha, Bachchan and Aatagara to proving her mettle with a meaty role in Ram Gopal Varma’s Killing Veerappan, actress Parul Yadav has come a long way in her career. In this exclusive chat with Firstpost, Parul opens up about turning co-producer with the south remakes of Kangana Ranaut’s Queen, why she green-lit the project despite being advised to not do it and the setbacks and learning from this journey.
Three years ago, when Parul watched Kangana’s Queen, she fell in love with the film. She hoped someone would remake the film in Kannada and when she pitched the idea, she was advised against it. “I was told if I do this film, no big star would be willing to work with me. No producer was ready to gamble on a female-centric film. Queen is a very universal subject and I was confident that it’ll work irrespective of the language it gets made. Finally, I decided to co-produce the remakes along with my friend Manu Kumaran,” Parul said, adding that she’s proud of what they’ve achieved. “Even though this is my first film as a producer, it didn’t stop us from doing four films. It’s not a remake in a single language. This is something historic and we’re proud of what we’ve done. It’s not easy to shoot four films simultaneously.”